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Got game — and message: Lawrence-based indie game studio gears up for first release

Edwin Jack, game director and CEO, and Kris Carter, concept artist, said their game blends entertainment with ethics, striving to convey moral values and relatable characters alongside high-action fun.

Boston’s Puerto Rican festival: A 50-year tradition

Over the last 50 years, the festival has become a mainstay for Boston’s Puerto Rican community, and one of the largest cultural festivals in the city. Sunday, the festival featured an all-star lineup of musical acts, including salsa legend Tony ...

Advocates call for bill to increase state education aid, fix cost estimates

Supporters of the bill say it would more accurately assess public schools’ minimum budget needs and infuse the schools with additional sorely-needed state dollars.

English-learner instruction act clears Senate

Supporters of An Act for Language Opportunity for Our Kids, or the LOOK bill, which passed in the Senate last week, say one particular issue is that ELL students have widely different needs but have been required to be taught ...

Public probes Dudley tower plan

Affordability, density and parking have become the three points of contention between real estate developers and residents of Boston neighborhoods. In Dudley Square, where a team of black developers is planning a 26-story office and residential tower, those factors were ...

U.S. attorney investigates Boston Trial Court

Under fire from widespread allegations of racial discrimination, the Suffolk County Trial Court is now under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, according to two sources with knowledge of the case.

What do you think of the turmoil in the Trump administration?

It’s affecting the integrity of America as a world power. We’re sliding down the scale. It’s an indication of how dumb people in this country are. — William Delove, Entrepreneur, Cambridge

In the news: Elizabeth Miranda

The Board of Directors of the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in Roxbury has selected Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda as their new Executive Director.

Roxbury residents weigh in on housing barriers

To receive HUD funds, the city must prepare an Assessment of Fair Housing report outlining plans for overcoming barriers to opportunity and housing choice and for promoting inclusive, integrated communities. A meeting in the Dudley library branch sought resident feedback ...

A new concept of reparations

Unequal school funding, federally-sanctioned housing discrimination, false imprisonment, police abuse and other government-sanctioned policies make a more compelling case for reparations than slavery, a practice that became illegal in 1865.

Obamacare & McCain’s health battle

Senator John McCain’s battle with cancer is the best argument against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

George Washington: Slave-breeder

America’s unease with its slave-holding past came into sharp relief during a recent encounter in Federal Hall, a Wall Street landmark with an eight-foot bronze statue of George Washington on the front steps.

Big Brother is watching: Mills Gallery features chilling utopia images

The contemporary exhibit articulates utopian dreams with underlying feelings of foreboding.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ offers hope, possible solutions to climate crisis

The dramatic follow-up on “An Inconvenient Truth” follows former Vice President Al Gore as he crisscrosses the globe, training an army of climate champions.

Beauty herself is black: A diverse cast joins the Bard for ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Brandon Green, the production’s Benvolio, says he hopes having more black actors on stage will bring a new layer of gravity to the work.